Desperate Households

A Stone Soup Collection

Capturing the riotous and exhausting life of working mom Val Stone and her extended blended family . . . Jan Eliot has created a classic family story for our times." —New York Newsday 

* Jan Eliot manages to find the humor in working parent hassles, the terrible twos, middle-school angst, love, and the life of the single mom in this all-color collection. The all-too-real humor of Stone Soup is very wise and very funny.

Distributed to more than 150 newspapers in six countries with over eight million loyal fans, Stone Soup is a funny, irreverent, sympathetic comic strip that mirrors today’s complicated family life . . . while cheering us on.

* Jan Eliot’s Stone Soup follows the riotous and exhausting life of working mom Val, her daughters Holly and Alix, and her often too-close-for-comfort extended blended family . . . conveniently living right next door.

About the Author

For Jan Eliot, cartooning started out as therapy and evolved into a career. She drew her first cartoons when she was a newly divorced mom trying to juggle raising two daughters with a full-time job. Stone Soup is still loosely based on her family and friends and the real world around her.

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